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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a person or animal that broods
- ☆ a heated shelter for raising young fowl
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- One that broods: brooders in the henhouse; a brooder over past errors.
- A heated enclosure in which fowl are raised.